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Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR)
667 Ardelia Court
Tallahassee, FL 32307

The College Study Skills Institute (CSSI) is a summer transition/orientation program sponsored by the Center for Disability Access and Resources (CeDAR) that provides students with disabilities an opportunity to strengthen their social, technological, and study skills. 


During this time, CeDAR staff, as well as other University officials, can interact with students on a more personal level and attendees have an opportunity to learn about FAMU and the city of Tallahassee. Attendance in CSSI may be mandatory for first-time and transfer students who are applying for special admissions to Florida A & M University.


During CSSI, student’s strengths and weaknesses are identified, information regarding their specific disability is presented, and reasonable accommodations are discussed. This program works to enhance their academic foundation levels for learning and success.


The CSSI staff believes that laying the proper foundation for learning and transitioning to a university environment is crucial to the retention and progression of the student for an enriching and successful educational experience. All CSSI attendees receive an academic evaluation report following the program. Participation in the CSSI program does not guarantee admission to the University.


DEADLINE: The deadline for the 2010 College Study Skills Institute  is May 27, 2010. All applications for special admission received after this date will not be considered for the 2010-2011 academic year.

DATES: The dates for the 2010 College Study Skills Institute are June 15, 2010- August 6, 2010.

ORIENTATION: CSSI participants will attend new student orientation from June 15-17, 2010. The CSSI program orientation will take place on Friday, June 18, 2010 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm.

HOUSING: CSSI participants will be allowed to check-in to the residence halls on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 10:30 am.  Housing applications with the $350 deposit must be submitted prior to arrival.

: Immunizations forms must  be submitted to Student Health Services before CSSI participants will be allowed to register for classes.